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Hand Embroidered Letter Project

Would you like to add a personal touch to your home? This is a fab and fun way to add a little more interest to your home and its also a very affordable way to do it.

This project combines the classic art of hand embroidery with a modern contemporary style to make a lovely addition to your home decor. My aim with this piece was to create a secret garden so you have to look closely to see the beautiful flowers. This project would make a timeless present or decoration for any home.

You will need:

  • Embroidery threads in colours of your choice.

  • Embroidery hoop 7”

  • Embroidery needles

  • Fabric 9” x 9”.

  • Felt

  • Frixion pen

  • Scissors

  • Glue gun

  • Light tablet

Tips -

  1. The Frixion Pen is a gel pen but your marks will disappear when heat is applied to it from ironing, so is perfect for drawing your patterns.

  2. If you have trouble seeing the pattern to trace, use a light tablet.

  3. Natural woven fabrics are usually best for hand embroidery techniques, such as cotton, wool, linen or silk for your background.

Step 1 Open a word document on your PC and type the letter you would like to embroider. Resize to fit your project (mine is approximately 5.5in) and when you’re happy print it out.

Step 2 Trace the outline of the letter on to the centre of your fabric with a Frixion Pen.

I then freehand drew in some of the main elements as a guide. I drew a circle to represent where I wanted to stitch the Woven wheels, some flower petals and some leaves.

For this project I recommend practicing a satin stitch, back stitch, fishbone, french knot, woven wheel, lazy daisy and a granitos Stitch

Step 3 - Place the fabric into an embroidery hoop.

Step 4 - The aim of the stitches is to infill the letter area using the stitches I have mentioned.

Woven wheel - I used to make my roses Fishbone - I used for the leaves Lazy daisy - for making flowers Granitos Stitch - I used to make some flower buds with a back stitch for the stems

French knot - I used the French knot as an infill as it looks like lots of buds Back stitch - I used for stems Satin Stitch - I used to infill some areas

Step 5 - Remove the fabric from the hoop and Iron out any pattern marks.

Step 6 - Before placing the piece back in to the hoop, draw around your hoop on to some felt and cut out. Now put your piece back in to the hoop and ensure that it is taught.

Step 7 - Trim off the over hanging fabric so that there is enough to adhere this to the inner hoop.

Use a glue gun to adhere to the inner hoop and then adhere the felt backing to the back of the hoop to hide the back of the stitches.

Step 8 - Cut a strip of felt approximately 2” x 1”. Apply some glue at each end and place on the back at the top of the hoop. This will act as a hook for hanging.

All finished and ready to hang


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Happy Making

Kelly Anne Jordan xx

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